Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America's health care system.
  • News

    To help you find answers to questions concerning COVID-19, NIHCM is providing you with links to expert sources that are frequently updated. We will continually update this list.

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  • Awards

    We are honored to announce the finalists for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards. The winning entry in each category will be announced in late Spring and will receive a $15,000 to $20,000 cash prize.

    See the Finalists Press Release The NIHCM Awards
  • Data Insights

    As individuals around the world practice physical distancing and quarantine, some may begin to feel increased levels of loneliness and social isolation. This new Data Insights explores the risk factors and identifies key strategies to combat loneliness and social isolation. 

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  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded 14 grants for health care journalism including investigative reporting and educational opportunities for reporters.

    Press Release All Journalism Grantees
  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in grants to support nine investigator-initiated research studies.

    Press Release All Research Grantees
  • Briefing

    NIHCM Foundation led a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss social determinants of health and the opioid crisis with Founding President and CEO Nancy Chockley, former CMS Administrator Don Berwick, Curtis Barnett of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Craig Samitt of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Grant Baldwin from the CDC.

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  • Advisory Board

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Sherry Glied, PhD, and Katherine Baicker, PhD, to its distinguished Advisory Board. Their ideas and insights will advance NIHCM's mission to improve health care for millions of Americans.

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Events

April 15, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-041520

In this webinar, speakers will discuss what questions journalists should ask providers and health systems to gauge their plans and preparedness and to understand the hard calls they are making on rationing care.

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar highlighted how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day and offered actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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Engaging Medicaid Patients: Obstacles, Successes & the Impact of Medicaid Waivers

February 10, 2017 | 08:00 AM
09:30 AM ET

EngagingMedicaidPatientsNumberWith President Donald Trump now in office, we may be entering a new era of state-level flexibility in Medicaid. In addition to the President’s platform of Medicaid block grants, his nominee to lead CMS is the architect of Indiana’s Medicaid expansion waiver, which includes premiums and health savings accounts packaged as “personal responsibility provisions.” These provisions carry the imperative to engage beneficiaries, helping them understand how their coverage works. This webinar identified obstacles to engaging Medicaid patients as well as success stories, with an eye on meeting the potential challenges of Medicaid reform.

Speakers covered the following:

  • The information needs of Medicaid consumers and common communications challenges, such as technology disparities and cultural barriers
  • Strategies for connecting consumers with critical information and community-based supports
  • Opportunities for the new Administration to encourage state innovation through waivers, and early insights on the impact of the Michigan and Indiana waivers on coverage and access to care

Speakers

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Parie Garg, PhD
Oliver Wyman
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Merrill Friedman
Anthem, Inc.
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Renya Spak
Mercer Health and Benefits
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MaryBeth Musumeci
Kaiser Family Foundation
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Joan Alker
Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

Presentation Slides

"Providing Health Information to Vulnerable Populations," by Parie Garg, PhD
"Addressing Member Needs through Social and Community-Based Supports," by Merrill Friedman
"Health Engagement--Lessons Learned From the Employer Sector," by Renya Spak, MPH
"An Early Look at Medicaid Expansion Waiver Implementation in Michigan and Indiana," by MaryBeth Musumeci
"Future of Medicaid Waivers," by Joan Alker

Additional Resources

Oliver Wyman Resources

Events

April 15, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-041520

In this webinar, speakers will discuss what questions journalists should ask providers and health systems to gauge their plans and preparedness and to understand the hard calls they are making on rationing care.

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar highlighted how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day and offered actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter rural urban new

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

NIHCM has announced its 2019 journalism grantees. We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

NIHCM has announced its 2019 research grantees. We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Awards

The 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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We are honored to announce the finalists for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.

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